Bottle Vase C1754

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Class of item

Soft Paste Porcelain

Bottle Vase

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Of small bulbous form with narrow neck and flared lip; dense grey-white body with an even, clear glaze. Painted in the Kakiemon style with a gnarled-trunked flowering prunus, flowering plants, sprays and leaves beneath narrow upper borders and a narrow waved line at the base, all in a Kakiemon palette of iron red, deep blue, turquoise, and gilt on red. Straw translucency.

‘ Essence Pots, Jars, Beakers, Botles etc’ are listed in the auction notice by Mr. Lambe, “At his house in Pall-Mall, St. James’s, on Monday the 10th of April 1758 and the five following days (by order of the Proprietors of the Bow Manufactory of Porcelain). All the intire Stock of their Warehouse, on the Terrass in St. James’s St, they having intirely quitted the same”.  A similar notice from the same auctioneer survives for a Norwich auction in June of the same year, of ‘English CHINA of the Manufactory at Bow. Consisting of Jars, Beakers, Bottles finely enamel’d…’  

Provenance: Taylor Collection; Parkside Antiques, Melbourne, 2005.

Additional Information

Item# 4907
Manufacturer Bow Porcelain Factory
Year C1754
Height 5.6"
Width No
Diameter No
Shape Number No

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ABN 99 681 857 622